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  • February 23, 2018
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NHK gave led with a report that two men were arrested after firing several shots in the direction of the gate of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, early this morning. No injuries were reported. NTV, Fuji TV, and TV Asahi led with reports on the PyeongChang Olympics.

 

Top stories in national dailies included Prime Minister Abe’s apology at a Lower House Budget Committee session for presenting flawed survey data on Japanese employees’ working hours (Asahi); a possible class action suit in Hokkaido over forced sterilization of people with disabilities (Mainichi); a WTO ruling that backs Japan’s complaint against South Korea’s import ban on marine products from Fukushima (Yomiuri); a surplus of hospital beds in 39 prefectures (Nikkei); and North Korea’s plan to send a high-ranking delegation led by an official handling inter-Korean affairs to the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics (Sankei).

 

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